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July 2, 2015
Fireworks light up the sky over Washington, D.C. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
5 Facts About Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July! Learn about the science of fireworks with these energy-related facts.

July 2, 2015
Elizabeth and Rachel visit a YWCA in Waterloo, Iowa. | Photo courtesy of Cycle for Science.
Rain or Shine: We Cycle for Science

Rachel Woods-Robinson and Elizabeth Case check-in after another month of biking across the country to teach science, talk with teachers and encourage girls to study STEM.

July 1, 2015
History of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve or SPR is an emergency stockpile of oil located in salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. Learn more about the SPR, how it came to be and what it does in our latest timeline.

June 29, 2015
Buckle up for the #LabsRoadShow

Join us all week for Stop One: Meet the National Labs, a virtual journey to see the people places and science of the National Labs.

June 26, 2015
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall speaks at her swearing-in ceremony. | Energy Department Photo.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Joins Our Women @ Energy Series

Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall joins our Women @ Energy series -- which now has over 250 profiles of inspiring women at the Department of Energy.

June 25, 2015
Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University in front of their SMART Suspension System add-on hybrid module that reduces fuel consumption for heavy duty trucks. Hyliion won the 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Matt Dozier, Energy Department.
Hyliion Wins 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, Cleantech University Prize Awardees Announced

Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University won the 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, setting the stage for next year's Cleantech University Prize.

June 19, 2015
Girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority participated in a hands-on activity at the Museum of Science and Industry. | Energy Department photo.
Launching STEM Careers through Exposure and Exploration

As part of our series of STEM Mentoring Cafes, a group of 40 girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority met with scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians at the Museum of Science and Industry on June 13, 2015.

June 19, 2015
6 New Things Happening with Biofuels

The science and industry of biofuels is changing rapidly. See what’s new with the fuels of the future.

June 18, 2015
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dr. David Danielson speaks during the launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation in Knoxville, Tennessee. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Institute for Advanced Composites Helping America Lead on Clean Energy Manufacturing

Newly launched Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation will work to lower the overall manufacturing costs of advanced composites by 50 percent.

June 18, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Solar IQ

How much do you know about solar power? Test your knowledge with our solar IQ quiz!